Do not miss the evening of baroque entertainment with the Weaver Ensemble in London

The Weaver Ensemble, led by Evelyn Nallen, offers an evening of music, song, and dance from the London stage of the 1700s, focused on the works of the celebrated English dancer, choreographer, and scholar, John Weaver, 1673-1760. Productions use original 18th – century choreographies with additional material choreographed by Gilles Poirier and Romain Arreghini. This is not the work of John Weaver but offers a glimpse into the pleasure early dance can offer modern audiences.

ACT 1 The Loves of Mars & Venus
This tells the story of John Weaver’s struggle to create a proper dance drama. The magic and excitement of early 18th-century theatre are evoked by an actor portraying Weaver and his stage character Vulcan, the husband of Venus, and baroque dancers playing Venus and Mars. Weaver’s choice of music is lost. This production uses music by Lully, Purcell, Croft, Paisible, Eccles, and Jeremiah Clark.

ACT 2 The Loves of Pygmalion
In this sequel, the Weaver Ensemble reimagines the Pygmalion story to encompass John Weaver’s ‘passions and affections’ expressed through dance, using choreographies of the day, with the occasional song! Music by Lully and Rameau.

The evening will run as follows:
• 7:00 pm: Doors open
• 7:25: A short Introductory talk & welcome from The Early Dance Circle
7:30: Act One
• 8:20: Interval
• 8:40: Act Two
9:30: Curtain down

Tickets: £15 (excl booking fee) available at Eventbrite

Venue: The Marylebone Theatre
Address: 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT ( 6 mins walk from Baker Street Tube Station). Telephone: 020 7723 4400.

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